Tag Archives: Sterling

So it is ‘leave’…

People love to make predictions, especially in January and early February, when everyone is looking forward to the year ahead.

The UK has woken up this morning to a vote to leave the EU, the Prime Minister is set to leave office in October and the markets are suffering a bout of jitters. We all knew that these were possibilities. To some this is a good day, to others it is not. But we are […]

Outcome of the Referendum and your Portfolio

With the UK’s referendum vote on whether or not to remain in the EU almost upon us, this post looks at the impact that BREXIT could potentially have on client portfolios. The market risks may seem material, but they are mitigated by the ownership of robustly structured, well-diversified portfolios. The key is to stay calm […]

Offset Mortgages Under Threat

How changes in regulations may affect the attractions of offset mortgages for people who invest more than the sterling equivalent of 100,000 Euros in a linked deposit account. For the higher rate taxpayer the offset mortgage can be a very attractive way to repay a mortgage. The concept of an offset mortgage is that rather […]

The recession is not over

Synopsis: The latest figures from National Statistics suggest the UK economy is still shrinking. Is the UK still in recession? In the days before last Friday´s release of GDP figures from National Statistics, most economists would have said ´probably not´. The consensus forecast was for GDP to have shown an increase in the third quarter […]